Generation Z & Living as a Community

Recently, my “Library News & Notes” column for the O’Fallon Weekly highlighted OFPL events that promote wellness and increase adolescents’ connection to their community. (Frankly, all of our Summer Reading Program events connect participants to the wider community - I'm just sayin'.) Anyway, in the column, I referred to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s … Continue reading Generation Z & Living as a Community

Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

Each week, the O'Fallon Weekly, a supporter of the O'Fallon Public Library publishes a column written by one of the library staff members. Susan Cantonwine, Adult Services Assistant since 2016, enjoys talking with patrons and learning new things. I hear from folks every day who feel it’s nearly impossible to carve out personal time during … Continue reading Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

It's no secret; teachers, librarians, and literacy experts agree that graphic novels can improve reading comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. But with all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, our cataloger Shawnna provides some recommendations for graphic adaptations of written works. But wait! There's more! She … Continue reading Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

Shawnna, our cataloger, offers a few video game recommendations from our wide collection. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or for the kids, Shawnna's insights make choosing a bit easier! It’s too hot to go outside -- here are some video games to try out instead.  Nexomon Extinction Nexomon Extinction is a Pokémon knockoff. It has the same concept with a … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?

The New Plant Parent Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Patrons often ask about the striking potted plants that grace our library. Fortunately, we have our resident expert, Annie in Circulation, to introduce a few of our residents. While visiting the library within the past year or so, you might have noticed our new residents! The … Continue reading Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?